Why We Adopted A Sibling Group

Over two years ago now, Mr N and I were sat in our Adoption Preparation Groups, listening to the Social Workers talk about the needs of children who were waiting to be adopted. We heard about children with attachment disorders,…

Finding A Mum Tribe: Adoption Stories

I’m going to admit something here straight off! Although I’m very much in love with my kids, and wouldn’t change how they came to be part of the family, I’m really jealous! I’m hugely, painfully, annoyingly jealous of anyone who…

Tears Heal: A Book Review

Just before the children came home, I read every book I possibly could on parenting. Everything about discipline, routines, development and anything in between! So when I was asked to review Tears Heal: How To Listen To Our Children by…

Do Term Time Holidays Really Damage A …

Recently,  ITV showed a program about term time holidays and whether they are damaging to a child’s education.  It was a fascinating watch for me as I come from both sides of the argument in that I have been on…

8 Insightful Questions To Ask At Parents’ Evening

At this time of the year, up and down the country, parents are heading to their child’s school for a 10 minute meeting. Some are hopeful, some are anxious and some are just downright confused.What questions should you be asking?…

The Challenges Of Adopting Older Children

Imagine the following scenario: You are on the look out for a new partner.  You find them online, read a bit about them, hear a little bit about their likes and dislikes and see their photo. You are pretty sure…

The REAL Reason We Watch CBeebies

We don’t watch a huge amount of TV in our house (OK, I have to put a caveat on that – the KIDS don’t watch a huge amount of TV – me and Mr N watch a huge amount –…